After finishing the Manchester Marathon last Sunday, I now have a bad case of post marathon blues (not helped by my other half doing London Marathon tomorrow - I am so jealous!).
So I've entered the Thames Meander Half at the end of August to give me some focus. I did the race in 2012, but it looks like the route has changed this year. Does that mean no dreaded hill at mile 12?!
I did it last year and enjoyed the course. It's an out and back - most of it is flat along the river, but the first couple of miles are downhill (and therefore the last couple are uphill!). There is one steep stretch, but it's over in a couple of minutes and you're so close to the end that you won't care. It's a really well organised event and the meal at the end is most welcome! I was disappointed with my time last year so will definitely be back again.
Really looking forward to Sunday. I've had a terrible year running - iinjuries, slow races etc so really hoping just to get round without too much pain! I dislike running without music as I find it really helps to take my mind off any niggles, but appreciate why they insist on no headphones from a H&S view. We'll just have to sing to one another on the way round (if I can get my breath).
I'm getting really excited about Saturday's race. A little nervous too, as I've managed to get shin splints so haven't been able to train the last two weeks. Any advice for last minute treatment??!! I'm trying the usual RICE. This will be my first race since a hideous Edinburgh Marathon back in May and I was hoping for a good time in the half here. Oh well, just have to see how it goes.